FROM THE EDITOR
Man, what a jolt. Monday night’s ‘bump in the night’ could almost have been custom ordered by the Earthquake Commission to make sure we are paying attention.
Scheduled for 9.15am, Thursday morning sees the nationwide ‘Drop Cover & Hold’’ Shake Out Exercise.
Monday’s timely reminder that these are indeed the ‘‘Shakey Isles’’, should provide us with extra motivation to have a conversation with ourselves, our loved ones, our neighbours and our workmates about what to do when an earthquake strikes. And about afterwards. Afterwards actually means before. Afterwards means having preparations in place for any family medical needs, for children who may not be home, for pets, and of course for emergency supplies of food and water.
Visit getthru.govt.nz, shakeout.govt.nz/ or contact the City Council Civil Defence emergency management office (356 8199), and also find out where your neighbourhood Civil Defence Welfare Centres are located. - Richard